Professor Shanhui Fan







o   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph. D in Physics, 1997.

o   Ph. D. advisor: Professor John Joannopoulos.

o   University of Science and Technology of China, undergraduate, 1988-1992.

Professional Experience

o   Stanford University

o   Professor of Electrical Engineering, 2012-present.

o   Professor of Applied Physics (by Courtesy), 2014-present.

o   Director, Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory, 2014-present.

o   Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy, 2018-present.

o   Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering (Tenured), 2007-2012.

o   Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, 2001-2007.

o   Massachusetts Institute of Technology

o   Research Scientist, Research Laboratory of Electronics, 1999-2001.

o   Postdoctoral Research Associate, Physics Department, 1997-1999.

Honors and Awards

o   Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship, 2017.

o   Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in Physics, since 2015.

o   Fellow, IEEE, Elected 2010.

o   Fellow, SPIE, Elected 2009.

o   Fellow, American Physical Society, Elected 2008.

o   The Adolph Lomb Medal, Optical Society of America, 2007.

o   The National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiative in Research, 2007.

o   Fellow, Optical Society of America, Elected 2007.

o   STMicroelectronics Faculty Scholar Award, Stanford University, 2007.

o   David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, 2003.

o   National Science Foundation Career Award, 2002.

Research Interest

Computational and theoretical studies of solid-state devices; Photonic crystals; Plasmonics; Meta-materials; Microcavities; Quantum optics; Solar cells; Thermal radiation; Computational electromagnetics; Large-scale scientific computing.

Research Group

(As of December 18, 2017)

o   15 Students. 10 Research Associates.  (See list)

o   Funded by NSF, DARPA, AFOSR, ONR, DOE, GCEP, as well as industrial corporations and foundations.


(As of December 18, 2017)

o   424 refereed journal articles. (See list)

o   62 issued U. S. patents.

o   Here is my ResearcherID from the Web of Sciences (Total Citation: 35262. H-Index: 91)

o   Here is my Google Scholar profile. (Total Citation: 53812. H-Index: 110)

o   A full CV can be found here.

Contact Info:

o   Email:

o   Phone: 1-650-724-4759

o   Address:

Spilker Building, Room 314

348 Via Pueblo Mall, Stanford, CA 94305



Last updated: December 18, 2017.